The local area has a number of excellent sights and activities. Why not hire a car to explore? Ballarò Market
- Ballarò is the beating heart of the neighbourhood
, a walk among the stands of this bustling market is an opportunity to explore the past of Palermo, and the daily life of Sicilians.Palermo
- Palermo is the regional capital of Sicily
, which is the largest and most populated island in the Mediterranean. For centuries various people, including the Romans, the Carthaginians, the Byzantines, the Greeks, the Arabs, the Normans and the Spanish, dominated the island. Nowadays Palermo remains an exotic mix of many cultures.
The area reflects the diverse history of the region
and contains many masterpieces from different periods, including Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectureCappuccini Catacombs
- Not for the faint hearted, these catacombs contain about 8000 mummies
that line the walls. In 1599, Capuchin monks discovered that their catacombs contained a mysterious preservative that helped mummify the dead. As a result, more than 8,000 Sicilians from all walks of life chose to be buried here.Solunto
- A major archaeological sight
, Solunto is an ancient town , dating as far back as 700 BC
. With a chequered past, being conquered many times, it is a fascinating example of Greek and Roman architecture. The ruins of Solunto were "rediscovered" in the sixteenth century and excavations have continued since then.